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Watercolor Words

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”

~Douglas Pagels

Good Morning Stampers!  If you’ve been stamping for awhile, you’ll be familiar with this “Curvy Keepsake” Box (a retired die).  The tag was made with the Watercolor Words Stamp Set, with a little “Gorgeous Grunge.”  There’s a little “welcome to Maine” gift inside for my friend “Miss Pat” who is coming to Maine this weekend.  It’s so much fun to make little surprises with our stamping hobby!

Have a peaceful day,  xoDawn


Fusion: Peace Begins With Me Pilgrimage

“We don’t think about pilgrimage in this country.  The idea of taking a six week walk is totally foreign to most Americans.  But it’s probably exactly what we need.”

~Emilio Estevez

I have never sent fan mail to the movie industry, but this card will be a first.  I made it to send to Emilio Estevez for his movie “The Way”.  It stars his dad, Martin Sheen and three other actors who are making their way across northern Spain (wine country, hence the grapes on the card) : )  on pilgrimage on “The Way”, also known as the “Camino de Santiago” (The Way of St. James).  It’s a 500 mile trek that pilgrims have been making for 1000 years.   The movie inspired me to suggest a “Peace Begins With Me” pilgrimage to my Boy Scout Troop and we are planning a 25 mile route to all six churches in our parish over Memorial Day Week-end. : )

I used the design lay-out from this weeks  http://www.fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com

for this card.  I used the old “Market Fresh” stamp set, along with Gorgeous Grunge, the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Stampin’ Up! markers and the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  The cardstock is Mossy Meadow, which is coming back into the line-up with the new color refresh in June.  Yay!  : )  Have a great day, Peace, Dawn xo


“Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.”


This is my second post today…totally not like me, I barely am able to post once a day and sometimes go months and months without posting, but I came across a new to me card challenge this morning and it has to be submitted by midnight tonight.  It is called “As You See It” and when I saw the drawing it reminded me of the old RetroSketch Challenge that I absolutely loved and is now defunct.  The challenge is at http://www.asyouseeitchallenge.com/2018/2/challenge   I immediately reached for the Petal Palette Stamp Set, my new “go to” stamp set…I absolutely adore it.  Another go to stamp set is “Gorgeous Grunge”, which I used for the splatters on the base card.  And then there is Timeless Textures stamp set that I used for the rest of the stamping, another favorite!  The square is embossed with the new Petal Pair Embossing Folders, the Bermuda Bay ribbon is a Sale-A-Bration item, and the Berry Burst ribbon is in the Occasions catalog.

Peace, Dawn xo

Happy Spring!

“Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”

~Clarence Hall

This cute Easter card is a CASE (copy and share everything) that I put my own spin on.  I’m posting it to say Happy Easter!  Happy Passover! and Happy Spring! to you.  May you enjoy all the new life sprouting outside and inside (interiorly).

This is such an exciting time of year for the Stampin’ Up! community…On Stage was just recently held and the new catalog and new in-colors were revealed.  Always fun to work with new colors!

See you again soon,


Happy Together for #GDP049

“Be strong… and believe in miracles because anything…anything can happen.”

~Marlo Javidando

These summery colors are the stars over at http://global-design-project.com this week!  The “to the lovelely pair” pears are stamped with Silhouettes & Script, the “congratulations” is from “Something to Say” and is heat embossed with gold embossing powder, the background “splatters” are stamped with Gorgeous Grunge, along with the lines that the pears are sitting on.  The gold “ties” are cut out with the Sunshine Wishes Dies, and the little heart is from the new In Color Enamel Shapes.  The sentiment on the inside of the card is heat embossed in gold and says “happy together”, which is from “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set.  Thank you for the weekly inspiration Global Design Project!  Happy Stamping, Dawn  P.S.  Stamping Peacers…our next classes will be on August 29th and 30th.  Looking forward to seeing you.  xoxo


Beautiful Butterfly Card

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“Behold wonder.”

~Richard Bach

Good Morning!  This beauty is a Becky Roberts design, I just changed the color of Soft Sky to Pool Party.  The ferns are Old Olive ink and the sentiment and postmark are Early Espresso ink.  Stamp sets are Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge, butterflies are cut out with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  Have a wonderful day! xoDawn

You’re A Peach for #GDP027

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“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~Melody Beattie

Good Morning and thanks for stopping by!  This week there is a theme challenge over at the Global Design Project and the theme is “thank you.”

Each of the designers at the challenge made a card for a loyal participant and I got the surprise of my life when Brian King chose me to send his card to.  It arrived in the mail yesterday and is just the sweetest card ever.  Thank you Brian!  I decided I wanted to make a card for Brian, and seeing that he lives in Georgia, I went searching for a Georgia peach.  : )  I found one in the Hostess “Silhouettes & Script” stamp set.  The embossing folder that I used on the body of the card is an old one called “Vine Street.”  I used “Gorgeous Grunge” for the background behind the peach.  Colors are Calypso Coral, Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  The “thanks” on the inside of the card comes from a photopolymer stamp set called “Another Thank You.”  I was looking for a script that would match the front of the card and this one did the trick.

Thank you for your friendship and stamping inspiration Brian…you’re a peach!  : )  Have a great weekend everyone.  We’re off to the Boston Garden Show, hopefully I’ll be able to bring home some beautiful pictures!

Peace, Dawn

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